MOT test changes – how will they affect you?

From 20 May there will be stricter emissions test for diesel cars and MOT test certificates will be easier to understand...

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Stricter emissions checks for diesel cars and new pass and fail categories are being introduced. The changes are being brought in to adhere to a European Union directive called the EU Roadworthiness Package.

Tighter scrutiny of diesel cars’ exhaust emissions and a check of their diesel particulate filters (DPFs) could cause more diesels to fail their MOT tests and land owners with costly repair bills. Other changes include the renaming of the pass and fail categories to make them easier to understand.